Schnell (Kaneau)

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Schnell (Kaneau)
Шнелъ (Kaneau)
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Johann Heinrich Schnell, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Heinrich Schnell, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 7 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 70.

The 1767 census records that Heinrich Schnell came from the German village of Moschheim.


- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #1453.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 259.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies